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Tug-of-War

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The oldest - and simplest - of sports; so old that they say it was used to train the slaves who built the pyramids in ancient Egypt. The modern version grew out of village sports days in rural England, and this country has consistently produced the best tug-of-war teams. Of all our teams, none has been more successful than Bosley Wood Treatment who, for over 20 years, have sallied forth from their Cheshire valley to take on the might of the tug-of-war world - and beat them.
Ron Pickering meets the men of Bosley in training.
Assistant producer MICK DEMPSEY Producer HAZEL LEWTHWAITE BBC Manchester

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Unknown: Ron Pickering
Producer: Mick Dempsey

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